Has anyone ever tried the Vega plant protein? It’s disgusting! I don’t know how anyone drinks that stuff! Let alone even looks at it…. it’s this disgusting brown colour that reminds me of you know what. It even smells like seaweed. Alright, if that’s your thing…cool. But HOW are you drinking this stuff???? I couldn’t even get half of it down before I felt like I was going to throw up. The creators of Vega protein should have really tasted the product before releasing it out into the world. Blech.
I’ve been experimenting with protein powders lately and I’ve found that most of the vegan protein powders just don’t digest well and taste awful. Come on people, who is going to come up with a vegan powder that actually tastes edible and doesn’t make me bloated beyond belief? Unfortunately, I can’t wait around for that so I began my experimentation with whey protein which is made from dairy. So far, I’ve found that the Alpha Whey is the best tasting and most easily digested. The vanilla flavoring of some protein powders can be overwhelmingly sweet and I’m just not down for that, but the Alpha protein has a good vanilla flavor. It doesn’t make me bloated, and keeps me full and energetic until lunchtime (boo ya!).
This is the kind of smoothie you’d want to have while you were relaxing in a comfy chair in your backyard, in the early morning sun of summer. It’s thick and creamy, tangy, and sweet.
1/2 cup cubed mango
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
2/3 cup orange juice
1 – 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1. Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
*Note – whey protein sometimes doesn’t blend well at first, I recommend pulsing until it’s combined just a little bit to get the ball rolling.
After a week in Daytona, eating nothing but chocolate and junk, this smoothie is totally necessary to bring everything back up to speed. I must admit, sitting around on my butt eating m&ms, watching movies and tanning are all great things to do (I can’t help it sometimes), but I always regret those decisions. My body starts screaming for some actual nutrients (no…Reese’s peanut butter cups DO NOT count….as much as we’d like them to). How do we let ourselves fall back into that hole we worked so hard to get out of? Why is one so much easier than the other? You lose the health grind so much faster than it is regained.
This smoothie is my favorite breakfast smoothie (I have a smoothie for every part of the day and every activity you’re about to do). I’ve found out of all the smoothies I make, this one without a doubt keeps me full until lunch. You wouldn’t even know there was spinach in there if I didn’t tell you. That is what makes it so perfect! It honestly just tastes like a delicious mixed berry smoothie. Who doesn’t like that?
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup packed fresh spinach
1/2 cup orange juice
1 – 2 tbsp ground flax seed
cinnamon to taste
honey to taste
1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix to combine. Drink!